Before I dumped the wheel and went to tiller steering
tried a variety of wheel sizes. Boat came with a 36" wheel. Nice to sit on the rail and steer and but made getting at anything in front of the wheel impossible without getting out of the cockpit
and going at it from the front. A particular pain for raising the center board. Went from there to a 28" wheel. Access forward was great but long term steering
was a pain with the very high forces needed to steer at higher sailing speeds. Ended up with a 32" wheel as a compromise. Gave better but not ideal access with better leverage to steer. Ultimate wheel size was no wheel at all and way way better.